The RTO/ERO Foundation has put out a new call for proposals for a grant of $50,000, to be awarded in late May 2018. In recognition of the RTO/ERO’s 50th anniversary, and in honour of the RTO/ERO education community, the Foundation announced this funding opportunity for projects that focus on the training of health and social care professionals in order to improve the health and wellness of older adults
“The ‘RTO/ERO 50th Anniversary Award’ is a wonderful way of honouring the tradition of lifelong learning and teaching that the RTO/ERO members embody,” says Jo-Anne Sobie, Executive Director of the RTO/ERO Foundation. “This ‘special edition’ grant will fund projects that lead to a better knowledge of and approaches to the training of health and social care providers for the care and treatment of older adults.”
Eligible proposals must clearly outline the role(s) for trainees, and include a geriatric specialist, which is required as a link between academia and learning, and to provide a greater spotlight on geriatrics training. The proposal must also demonstrate how their reach can be broadened beyond local focus.
This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia. Proposals must be submitted in electronic format by midnight EST on April 11, 2018. For full criteria and submission guidelines, review the Call for Proposals here.
Curious about the grant process? Here’s how it looks:
• Call for proposals—with full criteria, guidelines and submission deadline—is announced
• A grant review committee—geriatrics and research experts and Foundation volunteers—review each proposal and shortlist for final review
• A scorecard is used to assess top projects and submitted to the Foundation Board of Directors for consideration for funding and final decision.